Retired Army General didn’t have a good first day of school as he walked to teach his first day of class at the City University of New York (CUNY).
A Youtube video dated September 9, 2013 shows a hoard of students following Petraeus as he walks shouting obscenities and things such as “War Criminal , Murderer and Piece of Sh**”. This goes on for over a minute and while we are not sure the harassment stopped after the video ended, we do know it sounds like the students were shouting every class. I assume this means after every class or everyday they would harass him.
Despite my personal or political issues with anyone in his former position of authority or any person in high government, I am not sure I would have the balls to be so cruel. The situation to me is a catch 22 in that you soldiers fight for people’s freedom of speech, however to disrespect a Veteran who has served his country for years and did so honorably bothers me.
Petraeus however handled the situation gracefully continuing to walk to his class remaining seemingly self-controlled.
I may not like the man but I would like to think if I encountered him I would treat him with some decency. Watch the video below to see what happened
The fine line of freedom of speech and border line verbal harassment was crossed in my opinion.
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